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In God's image : myth, theology, and law in classical Judaism

Author: Yair Lorberbaum
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
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"In God's Image Myth, Theology, and Law in Classical Judaism The idea of creation in the divine image has a long and complex history. While its roots apparently lie in the royal myths of Mesopotamia and Egypt, this book argues that it was the biblical account of creation presented in the first chapters of Genesis and its interpretation in early rabbinic literature that created the basis for the perennial inquiry of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lorberbaum, Yair.
In God's image
(DLC) 2014027899
(OCoLC)886381510
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yair Lorberbaum
ISBN: 9781107477940 1107477948
OCLC Number: 904506970
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 March 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 323 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
1. Anthropomorphism in Talmudic literature: trends in Jewish thought and scholarly research --
2. Anthropomorphism and imago dei --
some basic distinctions --
3. Halakhah and Aggadah --
4. On terminology and methodology --
5. The four modes of judicial execution --
6. Image, likeness, and presence --
7. Murder and capital punishment: diminishing the divine image --
8. Procreation: 'an eternal building' --
9. From the Temple to humanity: transformation in the focus of holiness --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Yair Lorberbaum.

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Reconstructs the idea of the creation of man in the image of God attributed in the Midrash and the Talmud.  Read more...

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